"locking" wooden sliding door

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Graham Beer, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    What about something with thin magnets or any other things i could try ?
  2. Graham, are you takin' the pee? :rolleyes:. Magnet ma botty.

    That's a good solution with the bracket, Dave, so saves having to cut a slot into the door (I, er, deliberately didn't go into detail about how to do that...)

    Graham, can you lift the door off fairly easily? If so, fitting a bracket is peasy.

    However, if you don't mind having a visible lock on the actual door, then Phil's lock is a nice solution. Will still need a slot.rebate into the side of the unit, but at least there's a striker plate to hide the damage...
  3. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    so put the lock on the door and the catch on the side of the cabinet ? The door does not come out very easily !
  4. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    Put the lock on the door and the striker plate will be either top or bottom what ever you choose, it's no good on the side it won't stop the door opening there.
  5. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

  6. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    The cabinet door is about 1cm thick, if that helps !
  7. (Ah, I misunderstood that lock, Phil. I thought the two jaws opened apart sideways, so couldn't be pulled out of a slot once in.)

    Graham, it's your call. You've been given a number of solutions, but they all require a wee bit of carpentry skill.

    You can either go Phil's way and drill a large hole through the door front and make a slot in the top/bottom (or side) of the cabinet, or my way and drill an equally big hole in the side of the unit and then either make a slot in the back of the door or fit a bracket.

    Or you can fit very, very, very, very powerful magnets.
  8. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    Is there an option to fit a latch and lock?
  9. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

  10. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

  11. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    The bottom one could be a good solution wiggy. Not sure how the loft latch one will work?
  12. The loft one is cunning...
  13. Of course an easier solution is just to keep your porn somewhere else.
  14. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    :) LOL :)
  15. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    It's now gotta be time to make your mind up Graham....
    Some of these suggestions will work.....Some wont work ......I think

    All will take a degree of skill and diy experience to fit. Only you can decide if you want to risk permanently damaging your nice new Next unit or making it look like a glorified rabbit hutch - [​IMG]

    So, how handy are you
    Let us know your decision
    Or are you hinting for someone to come round and fit a lock for you :D

    My guess is that your using it as a drinks cabinet and don't want the kids to get bladdered (that's what I did with my parents booze cupboard when I was a kid - no lock)
  16. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    This will give you more of an idea, but tbh G if I was you, I would get a handyman in to fit whatever you decide on, £30/£40 maybe or a romanian £10

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  17. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Hey guys. Don't forget to consider that the door must still slide ie with the lock/cam part inside will it still pass the drawer wall side? Or can it be placed far enough along to allow the door to open wide enough before knocking the inner wall?

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
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  18. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    the great advantage off my suggestion of a discrete pin is when you no longer have to lock the cabinet a 3mm hole can be easily hidden/repaired
  19. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    I think after given it some thought, adding a lock will ruin the look. So i might stick to two thin strong magnets to hold the door. I will have my HiFi behind the door. So nothing sinister !!
  20. Ah - I understand now.

    A collection of James Blunt CDs.

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